Images Of The Mid-Columbia
Salmon In The Classroom
Every year, the Benton County Conservation District hosts "Salmon in the Classroom," which attracts hundreds of school children from around the area. Leading up to the event, the students raise salmon fry, which they release into the Columbia River at the annual event. In addition to learning about salmon and the challenges the fish face, dozens of learning stations are scattered throughout Columbia Park where the students hear about everything from the history of the Wanapum People to how injured raptors are rehabilitated and released back to the wild. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to be a partner in this annual event.
If you would like to learn more about Salmon in the Classroom, click on the image to your right to see footage of the event and an interview with Sue McDonald from the FWS. A bit of warning though: The file is large, so you'll need a good internet connection. And be patient—the file takes awhile to start.